I’m in a bit of a mood this week, saddened by the death of my friend. Praying much for the family, grieving with them as friends. And remembering……the time I was where they are now.
Really, it can’t help but bring back memories. And it can’t help but cause my heart to want to pour out all I would long to tell them, if I could. All I would long to tell their closest friends.
“This is what grief looks like from the inside – no matter what it looks like from the outside.”
“This is what you may experience. You may feel like you are going crazy, but no, you aren’t crazy. It’s just grief.”
Yes, things will come back to a new, beautiful normal, in time, because of Jesus.”
“Friends and family – this is how you can help. This is what they may need you to understand.”
So, dear ones. Please join me this week as I tackle pieces of my own story – and how God has taught me to deal with grief. I may get teary eyed a bit, and so may you. Especially if you’ve been there. As the week progresses, if something tugs at your heart – share it. If you disagree with something I say, or have a differing viewpoint – we all come at grief from differing personalities, and vastly varying experiences. So please share. If you find these posts beneficial and know of someone going through it right now – please share with them.
Finally, if this brings up your own story of grief, I would love to share your sorrow. I would love to pray. Feel free to let me know. The contact form below if for those moments when privacy is desired, but total isolation is not.
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows… Isaiah 53:4
With love and prayers,